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Reputation-management expert will explore strategies on how to address and prevent bad firefighter behavior from entering your firehouse ...
Welcome to the second edition of the Fire Chief Digital Edition, a quarterly supplement to FireChief.com and the Fire Chief eNews that brings a sharpened focus to some of the most ...
You've done the unthinkable and are wondering if there's any saving your career; there might be if you do these three things. ...
Fire departments should find the balance between vigilance and intrusion when considering a candidate's social media history. ...
They can try the most patient of us, but giving in to the town crank's need for attention and conflict doesn't help you or your department. ...
These statements reflect an attitude that may seem harmless in the short term, but will undermine leadership in the long run. ...
Laziness, arrogance and apathy are often masks for incompetence; not identifying and fixing the root cause can jeopardize firefighter safety. ...
Civilians don't understand that water delivery takes time; firefighters must train on that process so as not to create additional delay. ...
For the company officer, having a dash cam in the rig can provide proof of wrong doing, serve as a training tool and change driver behavior. ...
Reliving your first fire in vivid detail may save the life of a firefighter under your command. ...
Incompetence can be part of the learning curve, or it can betray a lack of ability that will crush a career and damage a department. ...
They are the mortar that holds emergency response together, and knowing how to work with dispatch will boost firefighter effectiveness and safety. ...
With the right boundaries and expectations, young firefighters have a lot to teach the old guard. ...
One truth on the fireground is to expect the unexpected, and that is especially true for basement fires; here are three case studies and the lessons learned. ...
Whether evacuating, protecting in place, or both, firefighters need a great deal of planning and understanding for emergencies at senior-care facilities. ...
Making the jump from firefighter to officer in your 20s is challenging; here are some tips to succeed from one young officer. ...
Maintaining civility isn't about adhering to political correctness; it is vital to running an effective fire department. ...
These unwieldy beasts make up a large percentage of apparatus crashes; follow these sound safety procedures to tame that beast and keep firefighters safe. ...
When it comes to low-frequency incidents like hazmat response, having a grasp of the basics can make all the difference in a safe outcome. ...
Remaining professional in the face of irrational, irate civilians is a skill that should be taught and reinforced; here's how to do it. ...